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 Stone No.796

 

Inscription.

 Erected

By

ALEXANDER KIDD

Merchant in Dundee

To perpetuate the memory of

his Father

Capt THOMAS KIDD

who died on the 28th of December

1836 aged 65 years

He was much and deservedly

respected by numerous class

of friends his sole wish being to do

good and live at peace with everyone

he took a very great interest in, and

devoted much of his time to the public

Charities of Dundee, besides making

himself generally useful by acts of

benevolence

His father

ALEXANDER KIDD

shipmaster died on the 9th day

of August 1826 aged 26 years

also his daughter's

ISOBEL, HELEN & ELIZA

who died young and are interred in front of this stone.


1794 Alex. Kidd, shipmaster, Dundee.

Claimant: Thomas Kidd Esq, Magdalane Yard.

1839 July 20th Revisal dues paid by Alex Kidd, ironmonger for permission to erect a new headstone in terms of minute of Committee of 19th July current, which reserves rights of other parties.

Source:RT


Original Inscription.

1794. This stone was erected by Alexander Kidd, Shipmaster in Dundee, in memory of Helen Guild his spouse, who died the 27th July 1790, aged 44 years; Also James, Janet, Ann and Peter, their children, who all died young. The above Alexander Kidd died on the ninth day of August 1826, aged 86 years.

Source: The Book of the Howff, ©Libraries, Leisure and Culture Dundee, Local History Centre & is
reproduced with kind permission.